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To: William McKinley
either way.
I am in my 50s, voted for Reagan, Bush, Dole, Bush.
I am a conservative, and I have seldom seem the word "neo-conservative" used in a non-disparaging way.
Hugh Hewitt did refer to himself that way once, but it was unclear to me if it was tongue-in-cheek or not.
I have never read a good, concise, non-disparaging definition.
30 posted on 09/28/2003 5:57:48 PM PDT by fqued (They spend spend spend, then tax tax tax; and where are the jobs? gone gone gone)
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To: fqued
The old definition was a former liberal (a 'new' conservative) who was very concerned with preventing damage to the social order that seemed to be occurring thanks to the policies of the New Deal and thanks to the spread of communism and socialism. They did not share the same aversion to the use of government for these ideals as traditional conservatives did, but they shared many of the same goals as traditional conservatives.

The new definition seems to be "anyone the left or the paleocons wants to demonize as bloodthirsty and powermad. Especially the Jews."

37 posted on 09/28/2003 6:02:18 PM PDT by William McKinley
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To: fqued
I am a conservative, and I have seldom seem the word "neo-conservative" used in a non-disparaging way.

It is actually a name that they gave to themselves and use in self-reference when conversing with each other. Ironically they are almost always the first to object about pejorative connotations when somebody else refers to them with that same word.

102 posted on 09/28/2003 7:19:33 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
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To: fqued
I have never read a good, concise, non-disparaging definition.

You will never hear a "good, concise, non-disparaging definition" or neo-conservatism.

That's because no such definition exists.

The term "neocon" et. al are nothing more than an epithet.


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154 posted on 09/28/2003 8:22:02 PM PDT by rdb3 (One shot is not enough. It takes an uzi to move me.)
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